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Workshops

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Workshops are one- to three-day live in-person events that provide you with in-depth, evidence-informed, occupation-based and hands-on learning opportunities so you can apply the skills and knowledge to your practice. They include various learning and interactive activities including presentations, demonstrations, group discussions, hands-on activities and the opportunity to ask questions. 

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Potential Workshops



Potential workshops have no scheduled dates at this time, but could be scheduled if there is sufficient demand. Review the list of potential workshops and if you are interested in one of these workshops, put your name and preferred contact information in the survey and share the link with colleagues who may also be interested in participating. We monitor the results of these surveys regularly to plan future workshops.
 

Current Workshops
















Cognitive stimulation therapy: Making a difference for people with dementia 
Presented by Gina Zoratti and Michelle Bickell 

This one-day workshop is a brief evidenced-based psychosocial treatment approach for people with mild to moderate dementia. This workshop will focus on group CST and it’s evidenced based clinical findings. The workshop will touch upon individual CST (ICST) and maintenance CST (MCST) and the research to date.



Activation comportementale et thérapie cognitive dans le traitement et la réadaptation des personnes souffrant de dépression
Présenté par Pierre Fortier 





S’outiller pour optimiser la collaboration avec nos partenaires en réadaptation au travail
Présenté par Elyse Marois 





Building the brain: A neurobiological approach to assessment and treatment
Presented by Robin Harwell
This two-day integrative, holistic workshop will provide you with a scientific and theoretical framework for assessment and treatment of ANYbrain of ANY age. This workshop draws on the expansive brain-behavioral sciences to energize and empower any practice, demystifying the process of neuro-rehabilitation. These concepts and tools will be easily incorporated into your treatment setting.

Working with clients with vision loss: Skills for all occupational therapists
Presented by Julia Foster and Laura Yvonne Bulk
This interactive one-day workshop will review the current state of occupational therapy and low vision rehabilitation and focus on building your capacity to support clients with low vision.

Anxiety interventions: Exposure therapy and relaxation skills training
Presented by Randy Paterson
This two-day interactive workshop equips occupational therapists with the fundamentals to increase their competence and confidence in using two evidence-informed interventions for clients with anxiety: relaxation skills training and exposure therapy.

Childhood autism spectrum disorder: Best occupational therapy practice
Presented by Michèle L. Hébert
This two-day interactive workshop is intended for occupational therapy professionals, researchers and OTAs interested in developmental disabilities and/or ASD best practice.

Cognitive behavioural therapy: Level 1 for occupational therapy
Presented by Gord Hirano
This two-day practical workshop is intended for occupational therapists who wish to understand what cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is and begin to use CBT approaches in their occupational therapy practice.




Coping strategies training to promote occupational engagement and recovery
Presented by Mary McNamara and Theresa Straathof
This one-day practical workshop is intended for occupational therapists and students in occupational therapy programs who wish to learn how to use a coping strategies program in their clinical practice and occupational therapy assistants who could implement coping strategies training under the guidance of an occupational therapist.

 

Ergonomics for occupational therapists: Conducting back injury interventions in the workplace
Presented by Judy Village
In this two-day interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will learn and apply up-to-date scientific evidence and ergonomic assessment techniques pertaining to the identification, assessment and intervention of back injuries in the workplace.

Ergonomics for occupational therapists: Conducting upper limb musculoskeletal disorder interventions in the workplace
Presented by Judy Village
In this two-day interactive and hands-on workshop, participants will learn and apply up-to-date scientific evidence and ergonomic assessment techniques pertaining to the identification, assessment and intervention of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace. 

Executive dysfunction: Improving the participation of adults with stroke and acquired brain injury
Presented by Charlie Chung 
This one-day workshop will equip occupational therapists with skills to begin to profile executive function application in people with stroke and acquired brain injury during occupational performance.

Integrating occupational therapist assistants: Optimize outcomes
Presented by Heather Gillespie
This one-day workshop is ideal for occupational therapists, OTAs and employers/managers in organizations that wish to involve OTAs in the delivery of service in more appropriate and consistent ways.

 

Occupation and trauma: Expanding occupational therapy practice
Presented by Megan Edgelow and Heidi Cramm
This two-day workshop is intended for occupational therapists, OTAs and students in occupational therapy programs who work with adults with post-traumatic stress disorder or operational stress injury from any source.

Office ergonomics – Bridging the gap between occupational therapy and ergonomics
Presented by Eddie Everett
The two-day workshop will provide experienced occupational therapists with a systematic overview of ergonomic approaches, methods and techniques used to conduct a risk assessment and identify, analyze, evaluate, manage and document risks in office settings

 

Pediatric feeding and swallowing: Managing complex issues
Presented by Sherna Marcus
This one-day workshop is intended for occupational therapists who wish to further their knowledge and skills regarding different feeding and swallowing issues in infants and children.

Sensory processing, trauma and attachment informed care
Presented by Tina Champagne
This two-day workshop will explore how sensory processing patterns are influenced by trauma, attachment, and mental health challenges and the impact on occupational participation.

Substance use and misuse: Screening tools and interventions for occupational therapists
Presented by Niki Kiepek
This one-day workshop is intended for occupational therapists who wish to increase their capacity to select and use appropriate screening tools and interventions when working with adults who misuse substances or have a concurrent disorder.

Very brief coaching skills for very busy professionals in healthcare
Presented by Haesun Moon
This one-day workshop is designed for very busy health professionals in a variety of practice settings who wish to incorporate brief evidence based coaching strategies into their practice.

Weaving mindfulness into clinical practice
Presented by Patricia Dobkin
The one- to two-day workshop is intended for occupational therapy healthcare professionals and students who want to enhance professional resiliency and to integrate mindfulness into their clinical practice.

      






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